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Employment & Labor Law Research

Resources for research in employment law, employment discrimination law, and labor relations law.

Federal Statutes - Labor Law

  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) (Wagner-Connery Labor Relations Act), ch. 372, 49 Stat. 449 (1935), as amended, codified at 29 U.S.C. §§ 151-169. The National Labor Relations Board posts the act on its website; this version is handy because it includes the Act's original section numbers and the section numbers as codified, so you can easily see that "Section 7 rights" are in 29 U.S.C. § 157.
  • Federal Service Labor–Management Relations Act, Pub. L. 95-454, Title VII, 92 Stat. 1191 (1978), codified as amended at 5 U.S.C. §§ 7101–7106, 7111–7120, 7121–7i123, 7131–7135. A PDF and a mobile friendly version are available on the Federal Labor Relations Authority website.

Washington Statutes - Labor Law

  • Public Empoyees' Collective Bargaining, RCW 41.56
  • Public Employment Labor Relations, RCW 41.58
  • Educational Employment Relations Act, RCW 41.59
  • Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education—Faculty Labor Relations, RCW 41.76
  • State Collective Bargaining, RCW 41.80
  • Collective Bargaining—Academic Personnel in Community Colleges, RCW 28B.52
  • Marine Employees—Public Employment Relations, RCW 47.64
  • Health Care Activities, RCW 49.66

Various other provisions relations to labor relations are found in RCW title 49—for example, § 49.36.010, codifying the 1919 law legalizing unions,and § 49.12.187, providing that workplace safety provisions should not be construed to impede collective bargaining rights.